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Installation

You can install wallpaperdownloader using different ways.

Arch Linux

It is in AUR repository. Just install it from there using the AUR helper you have installed on your system (Yaourt {Outdated}, Trizen or Yay among others), for example:

yaourt -S wallpaperdownloader

or

trizen -S wallpaperdownloader

or

yay -S wallpaperdownloader

Linux, OSX, Windows with Java

  • Download and install java.
  • Download and store wallpaperdownloaded.jar from wallpaperdownloader repository
  • Go to the directory where you stored the file and double click on it. (If you are using Linux, you can exceute it via terminal. Open a terminal, cd to the directoy where you stored it and execute it using java -Dsun.java2d.xrender=f -Xmx256m -Xms128m -jar wallpaperdownloader.jar)

Linux with Snap package tool installed

This application is packaged using snapcraft tool and it is published in Canonical's snap store. If you are using Ubuntu you can install it directly from the Software Center.

If you are not using Ubuntu and assuming you have snapd install on your distribution (snapd is available for many distros right now such as Ubuntu, Archlinux, Fedora, OpenSUSE...), open a terminal and type:

sudo snap install wallpaperdownloader

Only for Ubuntu users (16.04 and above): If you install the snap package in Ubuntu, it is recommended to install snapd-xdg-open package to allow WallpaperDownloader snap application to open some links in your browser.

sudo apt install snapd-xdg-open

Caveats: Snap package fully supports GNOME Shell, Unity and MATE desktop environments. If you are using KDE Plasma 5 (version 5.8 or greater) or XFCE and your distro of choice is Ubuntu, then installation via official PPA is recommended.

Ubuntu and derivatives via PPA

There is an official PPA repository for installing WallpaperDownloader in Ubuntu (16.04 and greater) and derivates natively. It is the preferred method for enabling all the features of the application and it is recommended for KDE Plasma 5 and XFCE users. First, open a terminal and type:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:eloy-garcia-pca/wallpaperdownloader

Hit enter. Then type:

sudo apt update

Hit enter. Then type:

sudo apt install wallpaperdownloader

Hit enter.

How to build the snap package and install it

Using snapcraft tool

If you wish, you can build the snap package and install it form the source code. It is necessary to have snapd and snapcraft installed on your system. If you are running Ubuntu, you will have snapd installed by default. If you want to install snapcraft on Ubuntu:

sudo apt install snapcraft

Clone the repository:

git clone https://eloy_garcia_pca@bitbucket.org/eloy_garcia_pca/wallpaperdownloader.git

Build the package:

cd wallpaperdownloader
cd snap
snapcraft

Install the snap package (please, check the name of the snap package built):

sudo snap install <wallpaperdownloader*.snap> --dangerous

Using docker

This option is very interesting if you are on a distro different from Ubuntu or derivatives. First, it is necessary to have docker installed.

Clone the repository:

git clone https://eloy_garcia_pca@bitbucket.org/eloy_garcia_pca/wallpaperdownloader.git

Build the package:

cd wallpaperdownloader

Invoke snapcraft within the official docker container:

docker run -it -v $(pwd):$(pwd) -w $(pwd)/snap snapcore/snapcraft:stable snapcraft

Install the snap package (please, check the name of the snap package built):

cd snap
sudo snap install <wallpaperdownloader*.snap> --dangerous

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